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Koko Monk by Levni Chocolate

A quiet little pocket of Kitsilano sits along West 1st Ave between Burrard and Cypress, just off of the south end of the busy Burrard street bridge. It’s a beautiful area to explore by foot and just spend a few hours…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Chocolate-Tasting classes in Vancouver

People get wine, even if they don’t get wine. My parents proclaim Yellow Tail to be the best thing they’ve ever tasted, but even they understand that there’s a difference between Yellow Tail and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 10th, 2012
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A Foodists Valentine

Like many modern holidays, Valentines Day had sombre beginnings that have morphed into a celebration of the more happy things in life. Valentine’s Day was originally created to honour Christian martyrs that were named…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 13th, 2012
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Red, White and Bundt

Whether you’re celebrating Canada Day or the 4th of July, there’s something about this weekend that inspires people to gather together and celebrate over food (and fireworks). Pretty great holiday, right? So…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 4th, 2011
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Crazy for CocoaNymp Chocolates & Confections

I love chocolate (who doesn’t really?) and Ben frankly has an unhealthy obsession with the dark brown delights (you’d be well advised not to leave any quality chocolate goodies out if he’s around), so…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Soma Chocolatemaker, Raising the Bar

There are only a few artisan chocolate makers in North America making chocolate the way it should be; in small batches, made from organic beans purchased directly from the cocoa plantations. Soma, nestled in…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 1st, 2011
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Chocolate-Tasting Class at Kafka’s Coffee and Tea

Life is too short for bad chocolate. If you’ve always wondered what that percentage on the chocolate bar label actually meant, or whether buying Fair Trade chocolate makes a difference, or just want to learn more…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
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In a New York minute

On a recent quick visit to New York my husband and I were on a quest to eat as much as possible in the short time we were there. Here are a few of our favorites. Ed’s Lobster Bar in SOHO was the first place we went to…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
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Seasons of My Heart

On a recent trip to Mexico we spent 10 days exploring the artisan culture and diverse traditional foodstuffs of Oaxaca. A must-do when visiting the land of seven moles is attending a cooking class. Author Susana Trilling…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 20th, 2011
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What to spend your xmas money on

Okay, so you didn’t get everything you wanted, got some cash and haven’t totally overdone it on baked goods. What to do? How about a copy of Bon Appetit’s latest tome, Desserts? Even if you don’t…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
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West Coast Chocolate Festival

Chocolate is one of the few foods we as humans will plan an entire festival around. It knows no boundaries. Despite its tiny geographical crop footprint, the cocao bean has penetrated every culture with its uniquely…

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Posted by: on Saturday, October 30th, 2010
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Sugar & Spice – Wendy Boys at Edible BC

Today new contributor Laura Milligan posts in the the Foodists Guest column. Look for more from her soon. -Ed. Pastry chef Wendy Boys was a recent guest instructor at Edible BC’s Dinner Series, and she effortlessly…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 12th, 2010
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Chocolate 201: Artisan chocolate tasting series at Xoxolat

I’ve tasted a lot of chocolate. While I try to be objective, I definitely have my favourites. Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the chocolate makers behind my favourite bars.…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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CocoaNymph – raising the chocolate bar!

She sat alone draped in the seductive and warm ambience of the room. Outside the coziness of the café contrasted with slick wet streets and the bluish air of cold winter rain. Casting her eye back she nestled into her…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 19th, 2010
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Why I Love Being a Foodist

This post was supposed to be a review of the recent Night With Theo Chocolate event at The Refinery in Vancouver, but the event’s organizer and host Eagranie—a fellow Foodist—beat me to it, posting a terrific…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
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